Karl Anderson is well-known for his expertise in tag teams, but he currently holds a singles title in NJPW. Pro wrestling fans are curious to know when he is going to return to NJPW as NEVER Openweight Champion.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that Karl Anderson is planning to return to the NJPW to defend his NEVER Openweight Championship. He also stated that he is set to defend the NEVER belt against Hikuleo at Wrestle Kingdom on January 4th, 2023.

“Karl Anderson has said that he would return here and most figure he’s defending the Never title against Hikuleo at WrestleKingdom on 1/4.”

As we previously reported, Karl Anderson and NJPW were negotiating with WWE about a potential future match in NJPW. However, Anderson must now choose between defending his title or giving it up.


Anderson was scheduled to wrestle in NJPW earlier this month. However, he was unable to do so because the event’s date conflicted with Anderson’s booking at WWE Crown Jewel. For further updates stay tuned to Ringside news.

What’s your take on Karl Anderson returning to NJPW while under WWE contract? Sound off in the comments!

Muskan Sharma

Muskan Sharma is a student at Calcutta University, pursuing a law degree. She is an enthusiastic and determined young woman, with a passion for writing about current events and news. Muskan began writing for Ringside News in December 2021, bringing her unique perspective and insights to the world of professional wrestling. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, exploring new places, and immersing herself in different cultures.

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